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Yakima Residents Capture Rare Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter [PHOTOS]

Tuesday night provided star-gazers around the world a rare opportunity when the planets Venus and Jupiter were both highly visible and in near-alignment with one another.

Here is how it looked from different parts of the Yakima Valley facing west.

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When is it Appropriate to Call 911 on the Fourth of July?

It's our Independence Day! The Fourth of July usually means fireworks, grilling and having fun in the hot, hot sun. Unfortunately, when you put all those things together, accidents can happen and you need to get help. But how do you know if your situation is serious enough to call busy 911 dispatchers, who may already be dealing with other life-or-death situations? Here are some helpful guidelines from the state fire marshal.

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Sen. Cantwell’s Bill Aims to Address Water Issues in Yakima

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell has introduced legislation aimed at ensuring a reliable supply of water for farmers, municipalities, fish, tribes and others in the Yakima River Basin.

The Democratic senator from Washington was in Yakima Wednesday to announce a bill that moves ahead with a long-term water management plan for that region

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TVLand Pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Episodes From Lineup, Guess Why

Amid continued controversy over the Confederate flag, corporations seem to be racing one another to pull down anything and everything associated with the Civil War symbol. The Dukes of Hazzard even had the image taken off merchandise of the iconic General Lee (which kept the name, for … reasons?), and now TVLand has upped the ante by pulling them Duke boys off their lineup altogether.

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Self-Driving Lawnmower Is Brilliant — Or Is It?

Who needs super high-tech gadgetry to make life easier?

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U.S. Women Take Down Top-Ranked Germany, Head to World Cup Final

MONTREAL (AP) — Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup

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Are Fireworks Allowed In Yakima?

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Before you go setting off fireworks as we head into Independence Day, it's best to know before you ... blow.

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Fireworks, Food and Music Highlight Yakima’s Fourth of July Celebration

Great food, entertainment and family fun awaits you at this year's Fourth of July celebration at State Fair Park.

Entice the Mice will headline the entertainment bill, along with country cutie Sophia Tilly and Zamreu

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Power Failure Leaves Thousands Without AC, Snarls Traffic Around West Yakima

A power failure at about 4:45 p.m. Monday left more than 27,000 Pacific Power customers without lights, traffic controls, air conditioning -- or radio coverage. Crews hope to have everyone reconnected by 8 p

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Buckingham Palace Guard Pulls Rifle on Meddlesome Tourist

Here's a piece of free advice: keep your hands to yourself.

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